Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The “Cancer Therapy” group at the Karolinska Institutet – SciLifeLab, led by Prof. Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo has one, possibly two, postdoc vacancy. Our research focuses on phenotypic screenings aiming to find genes or chemicals that can be of help in fighting against age-related diseases currently lacking a cure. Our research group is an international team surrounded by strong national facilities and focused on projects doing collaboratively with other competitive national and international research groups.

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Division/Research group 

Our group is integrated at the "Genome Biology" Division, together with other competitive groups that work in areas such as DNA repair, epigenetics, advanced imaging or genomics ( Our own groups´ aim is to capitalize on our expertise in High-Content Imaging to conduct genetic and chemical screens that can help us discover new strategies to combat human disease. Our activities are primarily supported by a generous funding from the Swedish Research Council, which provides long term stability to our initiatives. At SciLifeLab, our team is surrounded by other world leaders in various biomedical research areas, and has access to national facilities for proteomics, microscopy, next generation sequencing, chemical biology, drug discovery and development, among others.

Your mission

We are currently looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join our team with a Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or other relevant fields. Experience in chemical or genetic screenings would be an asset, but not absolutely necessary. We are looking for a highly motivated scientist that is enthused about our scientific approach, and that has the capacity to independently develop a scientific research project with the proper guidance. In addition, it is expected that the candidate will help in the training of younger students. Other valuable skills such as writing or presenting capacities or social skills will also be appreciated. There will be opportunities to gain teaching experience.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

Scientific merit is the essential basis of our assessment. All applications will be internally reviewed, and the assessment done according to the applicant’s competence (publications, experience, distinctions and other relevant research merits). Selected applicants will be interviewed at a second stage before making the final decision.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: SciLifeLab, Solna/Stockholm


An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete resumé (CV), including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications

Welcome to apply at the latest 2nd of August 2020.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2785/2020
  • Per Moberg, Head of Division,
  • Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo, Professor,
Union representative
  • Hongyan Xia, SACO,
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Published 18.Jun.2020
Last application date 02.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CEST

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